Author Archives: Charity Apple

’47 Meters’ is intense, action-packed

By Kaitlyn Parham Times-News correspondent “47 Meters Down” is a thrilling depiction of the horrors that accompany a recreational activity in paradise gone wrong. This realistic fiction film is guaranteed to leave all viewers on the edge of their seats with a racing heart rate. Sisters Lisa (Mandy Moore) and Kate (Claire Holt) relax on [...]

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Things To Do (week of June 26, 2017)

Times-News • Slightly Stoopid: 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Red Hat Amphitheater, Raleigh. $19.50 and $35; tickets available through Ticketmaster. • Gypsy Heart: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, downtown Graham as part of the Musical Chairs countywide concert series. Free, but donations of children’s art supplies for classes at Alamance Arts, 213 S. Main St., Graham, [...]

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‘Heart’ of environmental education

By Chandler Holland Times-News correspondent In 2005, Megan and Tim Toben founded the Eco-Institute at Pickards    Mountain in Chapel Hill  based on their concern for the future, and desire  to move toward a life-sustaining society with a  deeper human-earth  relationship. Since then, this local center has grown into a vibrant  community  embracing all walks [...]

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Educating the next generation

By Kaitlin Gillespie Times-News correspondent    Editor’s note: Career Callings is a monthly column that appears in Teens & 20s, as space allows. It follows    twenty-something Alamance County residents and their career paths. Education has been a hot topic for a long time now, so those with the calling to go into battle and [...]

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Things to do (week of June 19, 2017)

Times-News • Special Occasion Band: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday as part of the Thursday At Seven Concert Series in downtown Graham. Admission is free, but The Lions Club will be collecting nonperishable food for Allied Churches of Alamance County’s Food Pantry. 336-792-1188. • Chicago and The Doobie Brothers: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, PNC Music [...]

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Show sparks conversation: ’13 Reasons Why’ has teens, adults talking about suicide

By Hollyann Gardner Times-News correspondent Netflix’s popular TV show, “13 Reasons Why,” has sparked conversations among teens and adults alike all around the world. The storyline follows Hannah Baker, a high-schooler who has committed suicide, and she leaves tapes explaining the reasons why. This show has brought more awareness to suicide and what leads to [...]

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‘Wonder Woman’ is a wonder to behold

By Chandler Holland Times-News correspondent   In her first title role, Gal Gadot reprises Wonder Woman, as first seen in  the 2016 action blockbuster “Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice.” She  will play this beloved heroine once again in the upcoming Justice League  movie to be released this November. The statuesque 32-year-old, martial  arts-trained Gadot [...]

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Things to do (week of June 12, 2017)

Times-News • Matt Boswell & The HBB: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Haw River Municipal Park, 1130 Pine St., Haw River, as part of the Haw River Concert Series. Free; held at the large shelter in the park so the show will take place rain or shine. 336-578-5600. • Chip Perry Band: 7 p.m. [...]

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Theatrical entertainer: Chance the Rapper’s Be Encouraged tour visits Greensboro

By Lily Pope Times-News correspondent    GREENSBORO — Chance the Rapper brought his Be Encouraged tour to the Greensboro Coliseum on Wednesday night with Donnie Trumpet and the Social Experiment alongside him. Chance made an entrance onto the stage on a mini scooter and surprised fans with streamers, confetti and several kinds of fireworks. One [...]

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‘The King and I’ filled with richness

By Rachel Teseneer Times-News correspondent    DURHAM – The Durham Performing Arts Center (DPAC) hosted a splendid opening night of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s “The King and I.” The show follows the story of Anna Leonowens’ (Laura Michelle Kelly) evolving relationship with the King of Siam (Jose Llana). Though their personalities clash remarkably, Anna and the [...]

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